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Staff

 

robin SerritslevRobin Serritslev, Executive Director

Robin oversees programs, fundraising, grant writing, human resources, marketing, finances and public relations.  Robin has a B.S. from Cal Poly and has been involved with our Program most of her life.

 

 

peggy fowlerPeggy Fowler, Barn Manager

Peggy is a Certified PATH Instructor and Equine Specialist.  Peggy oversees the horses and facility.

 

 

Karie McCorkleKarie McCorkle, Volunteer Coordinator

Karie schedules and trains volunteers for lessons and fundraisers.  Karie manages volunteer recruitment, retention, and recognition.

 

 

Kim Dotzler, Program Coordinator & Senior PATH Instructor Kim has been working here since she was a teenager.  She is a Certified Instructor and a Certified Mentor Instructor.  She is a life-long horse owner and has dedicated her career to Therapeutic Riding.

 

 

 

Cheryl Smith, Certified Riding Instructor  Cheryl has been working for us for 2 years as a barn assistant and earned her Instructor Certification in 2016.  When she isn’t working here, she is a preschool teacher at the Acorn Village Forest School, and a nanny.

 

 

 

Ashley Newton, Certified Riding Instructor & Equine Specialist  Ashley is a life-long equestrian with years of experience training, showing, and giving hunter jumper riding lessons in addition to working in the mental health field with horses.

 

 

 

Devon Sachey, Certified Riding Instructor & Equine Specialist  Devon is a Marine and life-long equestrian.  Devon has served as Program Director at Hearts in Santa Barbara and the YMCA.  Devon teaches our Patriot Rider program.

 

 

Dell Richardson, Instructor in Training  Dell is an instructor in training, long-time volunteer and past “Volunteer of the Year” recipient, Lego Robotics instructor, and retired school teacher.

 

 

 

Margaret WilkinsonMargaret Wilkinson, Ph.D., HELP Therapist

Margaret works in the HELP program for the Los Prietos Boys Camp program and corporate team building workshops put on by our organization to help fund the HELP program.

 

 

Peter Claydon, Ph.D., HELP Therapist  Dr. Claydon works with our CALM camps and is the founder of the Santa Barbara Youth Project.